The observance was held at the Women’s Rights Pioneers Monument, which was unveiled in August 2020.READ MORE: Driver Arrested After Car Slams Into Scaffolding On East Side
The monument features figures of Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Their work and the struggles they and other women overcame were celebrated.READ MORE: NYPD Enlists Volunteers For Citywide Graffiti Cleanup Initiative
“My hero is Ida B. Wells. She was a no nonsense woman. She went in the face of everybody to say we’re not going to be second class citizens,” said Savona Bailey-McClain from the West Harlem Art Fund.MORE NEWS: 3-Year-Old Child Killed In Hartford Shooting
The Women’s Rights Pioneers Monument was the first to be added to Central Park since 1965.